Week 13: Possible SNF flex game for Texans

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  1. Maddict5

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    Week 13 SNF game is supposed to be Pats-Colts. With the Colts 'lucking' like they couldnt beat a college team this nvm a team like the Pats, not to mention their 62-7 pounding on SNF afew weeks ago, I think its quite likely that game is going to get flexed.

    Jets @ Redskins (CBS) and Packers @ Giants (FOX) have both been protected by their respective networks so a the replacement game can't be either of those

    That leaves only two real possibilities for flexed games (i.e. games between two winning teams):

    Detroit (6-2) @ New Orleans (6-3)

    OR

    Falcons (5-3) @ Texans (6-3)

    just something to possibly look forward to :hurrah:
     
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    When would they make a decision on this?
     
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    It'll be Lions n Saints if a game gets flexed..
     
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    What makes you so sure?
     
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    I doubt the NY Giants vs Cowboys game will be flexed, but maybe there's a possibility if the Cowboys aren't in the running for anything? We play the Bengals that week (week 14).
     
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    cin @ pit?
     
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    Playoff implications. Lions will probably be fighting for a WC spot, and conference record may come into play.
     
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    woops missed that one... but i doubt they flex it because the steelers are playing the next thurs nite so its a short enough week at that nvm cutting another 8 hrs rest off it
     
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    I will bet on this too. THE bottom line is ratings, which equals $$$$$. Detroit's success this season is a national headline and New Orleans is a big national team now. Drew Brees is a national name.

    I would LOVE the Texans to be on national TV, but if I was in the board room I would bank on Detroit/New Orleans bringing in more ratings. The only reason to choose the AFC game over the NFC game is the fact that the Texans do not have a national game besides that lame Thursday nighter.

    Counting the regular primetime games (Sunday and Monday night), there are only THREE scheduled AFC vs. NFC games: DAL @ NYJ, IND @ NO, and PIT @ SF. There's a reason they do not put many AFC/NFC games in primetime.

    Average people: "Who the hell is Matt Schaub?"
     
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    im not saying you're wrong but they're just as likely to be clueless about matt stafford. i dont see that being that big of a factor tbh. they want a good game. well we def gave them that last time we were on national tv
     
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    It begins

     
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    You would think an AFC/NFC match up would make more sense because it would bring in viewers from both sides!?
     
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    It certainly would be cool to get the Sunday night game, but I think the Lions/Saints is more compelling for the national audience.
     
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    Less playoff implications. While overall W/L record is important for playoff seeding, the Saints and the Lions could be competing for a WC slot against each other (Lions are almost certain to be 2nd in the NFCN). Isn't there an AFCN match-up too? Like Cincy/Pitt?
     
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    Well if detroit has fallen apart by week 13, which could happen, they could put us in. But I would probably go with Detroit @ New Orleans as well. Unless if there is some sort of rule saying a team can only have x amount of prime time appearences. I doubt thats the case though.
     
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    That makes sense. While it would be nice to see us on a national stage during the season, we'll get plenty of exposure during the playoffs so I'm not too down about it.
     
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    ...and now I am hoping the Lions drop some games.

    But according to these rules then it won't be us.

    Will probably be the Packers vs Giants.
     

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